Dear listers,

Thank you for your feedback.They are very useful and will inform changes as
the site evolves.

It\’s not late for those who are still interested to give
suggestions/comments. Please send them by end of today.

Asanteni.

On Oct 16, 2017 1:00 AM, \”george sidney ralak via kictanet\” <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

Thank you all. I rest my case.

Goodnight.

On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 12:12 AM, Barrack Otieno <otieno.barrack@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Dear colleagues,
>
> Thank you for the positive feedback your concerns and feedback have been
> noted and will be taken into consideration as indicated by Liz. George , to
> add to what Washington and other colleagues have said, a lot was taken into
> consideration when choosing the content management system that is currently
> in use. The development team is also aware of the pros and cons of the
> system as you are raising but settled on the current Content Management
> System. We invite you to provide specific input on areas that can be
> improved just as Kelvin Kariuki has done be it from a security perspective,
> user interface or user experience. @ Ahmed, if you go through the website
> you will notice that significant effort is being made on the branding
> front. I invite you and other listers to peruse the policy briefs and
> submissions on the website to confirm this. That said we appreciate your
> perspective and will make every effort to implement what we have not been
> able to do at this stage.
>
> Best Regards
>
> On Sun, Oct 15, 2017 at 11:29 PM, george sidney ralak via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
>> I like some of the responses to my questions. Still, I have to wonder,
>> was security even considered before going for WP, which is one of the most
>> targeted by hackers.
>>
>> When considering time and cost, I might consider WP, but then, do you
>> consider extra plugins that you might have to purchase, how about updating
>> issues.
>>
>> Also, I believe the client has the right to be specific with what they
>> want. I just found it ironic that KICTANet, the platform with people and
>> institutions in Technology in the country uses wordPress.
>>
>> As to the websites that use WordPress, not one of these sites uses WP
>> out of the box – there is considerable custom development to make these
>> sites work the way they do, development costing a lot of money. Those sites
>> are not ‘wordpressbeginner’ grade.
>>
>>
>> On Sun, Oct 15, 2017 at 9:19 PM, Odhiambo Washington via kictanet <
>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>
>>> +1
>>>
>>> The choice of a CMS or an OS, is purely personal to a developer or a
>>> SysAdmin. From where I sit, it\’s not questionable unless STRICTLY specified
>>> by a client.
>>>
>>> On 15 October 2017 at 09:05, Ali Hussein via kictanet <
>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>
>>>> George
>>>>
>>>> On the question of why WordPress?
>>>>
>>>> First it’s an open source Content Management System (CMS), its free to
>>>> install, deploy, and upgrade. Then it has thousands of plugins and
>>>> templates that power a flexible and simple interface, which reduces
>>>> development costs and deployment time. The dev team was also informed by
>>>> the fact that millions of websites use WordPress. Some of he most notable
>>>> brands that use WordPress include Microsoft and Bloomberg. See link below:-
>>>>
>>>> www.wpbeginner.com/showcase/40-most-notable-big-name-
>>>> brands-that-are-using-wordpress/
>>>>
>>>> Hope this answers your question or concerns?
>>>>
>>>> *Ali Hussein*
>>>> *Principal*
>>>> *Hussein & Associates*
>>>> +254 0713 601113 <0713%20601113>
>>>>
>>>> Twitter: @AliHKassim
>>>>
>>>> Skype: abu-jomo
>>>>
>>>> LinkedIn: ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim
>>>>
>>>> \”We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but
>>>> a habit.\” ~ Aristotle
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Sent from my iPad
>>>>
>>>> On 14 Oct 2017, at 1:23 PM, george sidney ralak via kictanet <
>>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Looks great.
>>>>
>>>> A few issues though. Quick links on the footer are not really leading
>>>> someone anywhere.
>>>>
>>>> And a question: Why WordPress?
>>>>
>>>> On Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 6:11 PM, Francis Monyango via kictanet <
>>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I love it. Looks really good.
>>>>>
>>>>> On 13 October 2017 at 16:55, Keith Andere via kictanet <
>>>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Liz,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Mobile optimization is fantastic. Looks fresh and easy to navigate.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Barrack and team, cheers!
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Keith
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On 13 Oct 2017 01:03, \”anyega jefferson via kictanet\” <
>>>>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Great job, looks good,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 11:55 PM, Liz Orembo via kictanet <
>>>>>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Dear listers,
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Greetings,
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> KICTANet has just finished working on the first phase of the new
>>>>>>>> website and would now like to invite you to give comments/suggestions.
>>>>>>>> Especially on how it can serve as an ICT policy engagement platform and as
>>>>>>>> an Information resource for stakeholders.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Here\’s the link: www.kictanet.or.ke/.
>>>>>>>> You can send your comments either
>>>>>>>> on/offlist, or on the website itself.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> KICTANet owes a lot to the brilliant team that worked on this
>>>>>>>> website (Amos Ochieng from pixels Kenya, Barrack Otieno, Mike Musya and
>>>>>>>> Washington Odhiambo) Special thanks to Washington who developed and
>>>>>>>> maintained the old website from the early days of the network.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> As always, we thank you for your continued feedback and we hope you
>>>>>>>> will enjoy the new look and feel.
>>>>>>>>